Mushfiqur Rahim's ton in vain as rain plays spoilsport in second ODI
Dhaka, March 21: It was a disappointing day for Bangladesh national cricket team even after scoring a record 349 runs for the loss of six wickets against Ireland in the second ODI as rain prevented a result.
However, Mushfiqur Rahim set the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium alight with his unbeaten 60-ball century. The ton comprise of two sixes and 14 fours.
Earlier, Ireland won the toss and decided to field first. Bangladesh had a decent start, posting 42 runs for the first wicket.
Skipper Tamim Iqbal was the first to depart for 23 runs.
His opening partner, Litton Das, however, made it count as he combined with Najmul Hossain Shanto to put on a partnership of 101 runs for the second wicket.
Both Shanto and Das missed their oportunities to score an ODI hundred as they were sent back to the pavillion for 73 and 70 runs respectively.
Shakib Al Hasan, who fell short of a century during the first ODI, scored 17 runs, while Towhid Hridoy, playing his second ODI, was out for 49 runs.
Among the Irish bowlers, Graham Hume picked up three wickets, while Mark Adair, who also accounted for Tamim Iqbal's run out, picked up one.
The remaining wicket was picked up by Curtis Campher.
The third ODI would be played on March 27 (Monday).